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Coach K Facing Criticism After Duke's Loss To Michigan State

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski coaches against North Dakota State.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 22: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the North Dakota State Bison in the first half during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Mike Krzyzewski is one of the greatest head coaches in the history of sports and Duke has been, arguably, the best program in college basketball for the better part of this century.

Duke lost in the NCAA Tournament today, though, and the Blue Devils' head coach is facing some criticism.

Winning the NCAA Tournament is one of the toughest feats in sports and the best team in the country doesn't always win it. Duke might not have been the best team in the country this season (the clear best, anyway) but they were certainly the most-talented one.

Duke has one of the best college basketball players ever in Zion Williamson and two other lottery picks in R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish.

This ridiculously-talented team will not be seeing a Final Four.

Michigan State upset No. 1 Duke in the Elite Eight tonight.

The reactions are pouring in:

Tom Izzo had a 1-11 record against Coach K heading into today's matchup, but he was the better coach today. There is no arguing that.

Michigan State now advances to the Final Four, where No. 3 seed Texas Tech awaits.